15 Impressive Brown to Blonde Hair Color Ideas

The best brown to blonde hair colors

A brown to blonde hair color is a color melt that features shades of both brown and blonde using any hair coloring technique. Choose from an ombre, traditional highlights, balayage, or an easy dip dye – the delectable combination of these two natural tones will never fail to produce an amazing result!

One thing’s for sure – contrast is what your mane will get, guaranteed! With both dark and light hues blending together, the definition of your hair is surely gonna get one level higher.

No matter your hair type, bronde hair color is always flattering and can be styled in a hundred different ways. Another thing to love about this trendy match is that with the plethora of shades you can choose from, there will always be a fitting combo of shades for your complexion.

Follow the footsteps of Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen, Cara Delevingne, and Rachel McAdams with their quintessential versions of this alluring hair color!

Read on to see how to nail these popular brown to blonde hair colors!

Brunette to Platinum Blonde

Brunette Hair to Platinum Blonde Hair
Instagram @bellaviebykaitlyn

For first time hair color changers, this one’s for you! Broaden your horizon by broadening your hair color spectrum with an end-to-end brunette-blonde explosion.

Brown to Ash Blonde

Brown to Ash Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @rozcorpuzhair

Powder brown looks pretty high-fashion on a gal like you!

Dark Brown to Blonde Ombre

Dark Brown to Blonde Ombre
Instagram @hairbykatieb_

Wow, what a combo! You’ve got black to brown to blonde hair all in one head!

Balayage Brown to Blonde to Medium Length Hair

Balayage Brown to Blonde to Medium Length Hair
Instagram @chantelledidit

Chop some layers towards the ends then carefully sweep on varying tones of brown and blonde. What a look!

Brown to Light Blonde

Brown to Light Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @trenaahair

A brilliant balayage executed to the tea. Dark to light transition just looks like spilled cream on coffee!

Blonde Hair to Dark Brown

Blonde Hair to Dark Brown
Instagram @hhouseofhair

A reverse ombre has done very tastefully. The blonde and brown streaks seem to compete for the dominant color hair, creating a curtain of two-toned majesty.

Light Brown to Blonde Ombre on Long Hair

Light Brown to Blonde Ombre on Long Hair
Instagram @alex.jacobshair

Long-haired gals are the perfect canvasses on various types of color techniques. This brown to blonde was given justice by the gradual turn of dark to light colors with complementing curly locks.

Red-Brown to Blonde

Red-Brown to Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @sally_halohair

Flawless seeping in of contrasting colors create a depth like no other.

Chocolate Brown to Honey Blonde

Chocolate Brown Hair to Honey Blonde
Instagram @e.d.w.designs

Dip-dyed blonde from mahogany locks is a neat trick that anyone can pull off. Simple yet saying a lot, try this grand combo of colors.

Blonde to Brown Ombre on Short Hair

Blonde to Brown Ombre on Short Hair
Instagram @chaotic_color

Big curls enhance the ombre look while also adding texture and form to the jaw-line cut. The unevenness of the color technique and the cut makes this all the more raunchy.

Q&A with style creator, Erin Wilson
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ XO Hair Lab in Chesapeake, VA

How would you describe this look?

This look is a beach inverted bob. My guest here has a ton of hair. Layers and texture are key for her so that the cut doesn’t look too heavy. For her color, we had done a partial foil, utilizing her natural color as a low light for this dimensional blonde. My favorite thing about this look is the beach waves!

I used my Bioionic 1 inch curling iron to achieve these waves, leaving the ends out. This appointment was particularly special since it was a trial run for her wedding day! We loved the results, and I never wanted to style her hair any other way after this!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Keep your hair texture in mind. This cut can look totally different on fine hair, and you may not be able to have the front as long because it would look too thin. This cut is also not meant for low-maintenance guests because it needs to be reshaped about every 5-8 weeks and requires daily styling. However, a bob is such a classic style that you never have to worry about it going out of style!

I also recommend using dry texture spray for separation and a piecey look. I always find that these waves look best on second-day hair or hair that has a certain grit to it. Dry texture sprays and sea salt sprays can help achieve this!

Ash Brown to Blonde

Ash Brown to Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @hair.by.hallie

A cool ombre of popular colors awesomely done. Medium waves really make this one multi-dimensional.

Q&A with style creator, Hallie Wutzke
Independent Hairstylist @ Studio Salon Suites in Corona, CA


How would you describe this look?

I am obsessed with the gentle depth in the crown of this baby lighted ombré. The razored curtain-bang/fringe shows off the focused lightness around her face, giving her this gorgeous glowing halo effect!

Any advice for someone considering it?

For the girl who wants to spend more time flipping her hair than wrapping it in a bun, this color begs to be shown off with a beachy wave. If you are wanting a dramatic change but aren’t interested in a monthly subscription to the salon chair, this is the perfect low-maintenance look that will last you months between lightening touch-ups, sans harsh lines!

Brown to Blonde on Curly Hair

Q&A with style creator, Leticia Oliveira
Hairstylist @ Leticia Oliveira Studio Hair Center in Pernambuco, Brazil


How would you describe this look?

The word that describes this hair is the sun. I was inspired in our city which is littoral and has more than 300 days a year. For this visual, I used a mixture of hot and cold beige tones, giving naturalness, creating a hair movement burned by the sun itself, and matching the skin tone of the model. For the cut, we used graduated layers in 90 up to 180 degrees, giving an organic movement of color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Firstly, consider how much you are engaged in hair care. This look requires a regular routine of treatment that is quite wet (I suggest avocado seed oil or grapeseed oil with a few drops of jojoba oil) and a powerful mask reconstruction and nutrition, alternately. As the technique keeps the root smooth, it allows retouching with up to 8 months, benefiting the health of the strands.

This technique works basically on all skin types. What has to be observed is the balance between warm and cold tones which have to be adjusted according to the skin tone of the model.

Brown to Dark Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Kristina Dimovski
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Jean Nicola Salon & Spa in Ontario, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is called a balayage highlight. It is suited for everyone who is looking for a nice summer flirty look. The colors I chose for this client are warm caramel and cinnamon brown. This look is easy for styling. Wet or dry, this look will always be flirty.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Without saying, this is for anyone looking for a low-maintenance but still dramatic look. This is suited for all face shapes and all personalities.

Golden Brown to Platinum Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Shott
Hairstylist @ Tulip Salon & Spa in Fredericksburg, VA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a melted balayage. There is organic hand painting while also a range of different colors and tones. The soft waves really show off the dimension. This client does not have layers in her hair, as adding layers to this cut would make the color appear very different.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This color is perfect for anyone. It has a range of so many tones and is great for young girls or busy moms (meaning low maintenance). The grow-out is seamless, meaning you would not have to come in that often.

Natural Brown Roots to Blonde

natural brown roots to blonde
Instagram @hairby_juliap

Q&A with style creator, Julia Popenco
Salon Owner @ Hair By Julia P in Vancouver, WA


How would you describe this look?

For this client, we did a balayage ombre. My favorite thing about it is that it’s done with blended roots and when it grows out, it’ll still be very blended and low maintenance. I believe that no matter how light/dark blonde is, it has to be ashy or any other tone but orange. This client of mine is Hispanic. What I recommended is that with her beautiful dark skin tone, she keeps it no lighter than a level 8. Anything lighter than that will be too obvious that it was colored and won’t look natural.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend this to many people who are going for a more natural look. Cut-wise, the “V” shape at the bottom blends into the face-framing pieces at the front, creates a natural shape that visually points down, and makes the hair look longer. Whereas, a blunt cut is sharper and doesn’t look as soft. We chose to straighten her hair, just because her natural is wavy, and used Redken anti snap styling cream for the frizzy hairs and Olaplex #6 for moisture and health of the ends.